What kind of rug?

Gina Tilly
16 August, 2016

Having trouble deciding what kind of rug we should get to try to pull the room together? At the moment we have light grey walls, pink/coral armchair, light green sofa and grey sofa. Add to the mix a fireplace with blue tiles with bits of green and pink! Ignore all cushions and other bits (tables etc) as will be getting new. Although perhaps cushions alongside rug could help with the 'pulling together'?

Any ideas appreciated!

Comments (19)

  • minnie101

    Hi. It's a lovely room. I think given the amount of grey I'd go for a green rug, maybe patterned, which should work with your floor. It seems a little hard to find one though so I'll post any I come across!

    I'd tie in the seats with cushions either white and grey patterned or with the pink and green and then add solids, textures etc but they don't all need to match. The floral one on the green sofa seems to work well


  • PRO
    Create Perfect

    Just going to throw these out there...

    Yes, I would then tie to the whole thing together with the clever use of cushions that move the colour around the room and balance the look.

    This is fun but may seem like a bit of a risk.

  • minnie101

    I like the first one Gina posted. I'm falling miserably to find something with green in! Updated classic:

    Or this may work with the grey border and pattern

  • PRO
    Create Perfect
    And I like the poppy field rug :)
  • PRO
    S A R A H G R I G G S L T D
    The poppy field would look lovely, or Persian
  • dpmcasey
    Can I ask what paint colour you used?
  • Gina Tilly
    Thanks so much everybody! Going to take a closer look at all of these on my commute into work.

    From a quick look I love the poppy rug suggested by Minnie.

    The other thing that is a bit tricky is finding rugs big enough. Think I need around 200x300 if want it to sit under front legs of the sofas and armchair which seems to be the done thing?
  • Gina Tilly
    Hi dpmcasey, the wall and ceiling colour is Farrow & Ball Ammonite.
  • PRO
    Carpet and Flooring Concepts

    If you have pets or children go for a synthetic polypropylene rug as it would be easier to clean. I would stay with tones of grey in this room maybe a deep shaggy one to add texture.

  • minnie101

    You can position the rug in a few ways. The French connection one is quite small but if you were adding a coffee table it could just sit under that which would work well. Alternatively FC layer their rugs (and break some rug rules!) but it may not be to everyone's taste. If you google images of "French connection rugs" there are a number of ideas

  • jones1987

    lovely room, you could get away with so many different options but I would go for something blue (trellis pattern would be nice) which would tie in with your fire place, there are loads around but the link below will show you what I mean. I tried to just link the picture but it won't work for me for some reason. Would love to see the finished room when you are done!

  • PRO
    Hamilton interiors

    lovely room. I would recommend an abstract rug with strong colours , like fushia pink and lime green

  • PRO
    Couch Potato Company

    Carpet Sign have a range called Cameleon, which lets you combine any two or three colours in a lovely colour gradient:

    If you are more into flat-woven rugs, you can also check out the Hanna rug by Kasthall - you can choose your own custom colours and patterns for each of the stripes:

  • PRO
    S A R A H G R I G G S L T D
    Did you get a rug in the end?
  • PRO

    I know you are saying you want something with green but have you thought of a blue rug? A deep blue with not much pattern to tie everything together and bring some groundless to your space. At the moment everything is grey, pale or pastel colours with pattern or solid surfaces and the space needs an element of groundless to bring all elements together. The colour blue is the number one colour that is easiest to perceive by the human eye, therefore it will never feel heavy or overwhelming for you to look at. It will also provide a nice complimentary composition for all your other accent colours. I wouldn't use green as the wrong green can be very harsh to the eyes. Green and grey are also two colours that are currently trendy but will be out of style soon, when the trend is over.

  • PRO
    Bathroom Eleven

    Lovely room. I would put down a light grey reindeer rug, it would add some lovely texture and added soft luxury.


  • Becky O
    How about a multicoloured faded vintage?
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